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      25.11.2014 19:50

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      Lives Up To The Hype!

      Out of all the LUSH products I have tried lately, Silky Underwear and Buffy are about the only ones that I have found that live up to the hype and are (somewhat) worth their prices.

      For the past decade or so, I have used Johnson & Johnson baby powder to control my sweaty bits (I live in the Gulf Coast area of Texas where normal humidity is around 80% all year round so sweaty bits are pretty inevitable). However, baby powder tends to get old after a while and most grown women don't want to run around smelling like a baby all the time. Baby powder also doesn't always meld well with perfumes that adults wear. As a result, I decided to try a more grown up powder. After reading the reviews here, I decided to give SU a try.



      Overall, I think this is a decent body powder. While scent is very personal and subjective, I agree with the majority of reviewers that the smell of SU is divine. At first, I really didn't like the scent but something magical happens when this is applied to your skin. Even though it's a powder, the scent sort of melts into your skin making you smell better. Nothing overwhelming or in your face, just fresh and clean. Surprisingly, the scent also works well with just about every perfume I own. I also use this in conjunction with my nifty little Bezi nipple covers (which have been a God-send!). SU works very well to keep those from becoming the itchy little nifty covers they have transformed into in the past few months.

      My only real complaints about this product is the cheap-o container it comes in and the price. The container is almost impossible to keep closed and a bit of a pain to keep clean. I've picked it up several times thinking it was closed only to have powder spill out everywhere. I think a new container (with perhaps a powder puff included) would be a better idea. While SU is an effective product, it is a tad overpriced in my opinion (like most if not all LUSH products are). Since it does work and smells good, I may very well purchase it again.

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      01.08.2013 21:16
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      A luxury purchase....

      "Silky Underwear" from Lush is a dusting powder aka a talc type powder designed to scent and smooth skin out after a bath. It comes in a small bottle with a black flip top cap which can also be unscrewed. Although it is a dusting powder, it does not contain the unhealthy talcum powder that we all know. Instead it relies upon the far healthier Corn starch. The bottle that this comes in is really very tiny compared to the large containers of cheaper talc that you can find in supermarkets and chemists, and at first it may seem to be vastly overpriced. But bearing in mind that it is better for you than talc, some may see it as a price worth paying. More on this later...

      The Lush PR machine say " Your body needs nothing more, Gives skin a silky feel and a sexy jasmine fragrance. Lush's iconic first ever dusting powder that is still a best seller. Your body will be smooth to the touch and intoxicating to the mind. Whether you want to get dressed after this is up to you."

      I am not so sure about this being intoxicating to the mind, but I am sure that if i did not get dressed after a morning bath, then there would be some raised (un-intoxicated) eyebrows from my neighbours....

      The Lush website currently stocks 3 of these dusting powders, including the ridiculously priced "Lustre" which comes in at £10 for only 45g! If Lush continue to put their prices up then it may be cheaper to buy some pure Columbian marching powder and dust your soggy bits with that. Really Lush.... corn starch is NOT expensive and I cannot really see how on earth these little bottles justify the price.


      SO WHAT IS A DUSTING POWDER?

      A dusting powder is a micro-fine powder which is designed to be spread over your body. Most of us are familiar with talc, and most talcs are scented. Dusting powders smooth the body, absorb sweat and have been used as a deodorant for many hundreds of years. They can also be used as a form of dry shampoo and to smooth down very dry skin, avoiding it catching on clothing.

      There is some controversy over the use of talc, in that although it is a natural mineral, it has been linked to various cancers due to asbestos content. Although this research is not yet conclusive, corn starch and kaolin are far safer alternatives. Regardless, it is important not to breathe the very fine particles of any dusting powder in as you apply it, as the particles are very much a lung irritant and are so fine that they are easy to inhale. Talcs and their ilk create a smooth dryness to the skin after a bath or shower, and are particularly useful in very hot weather, as they will absorb sweat and prevent chafing.

      SO WHAT IS SO GREAT ABOUT SILKY UNDERWEAR?

      This scented and absorbent fine white powder smells predominantly of Jasmine, and has a very delicate texture as you would expect from a corn starch based product. Mixed up in this powder is kaolin, a natural clay that absorbs and balances skin, and is often used in face masks. The ingredients on the bottle also list cocoa butter (grated) which melts onto the skin, but the amount in this is very small as it is not very noticeable. What is noticeable is the scent, a warm and gentle flowery aroma which is very feminine. The scent of this powder is not over-powering so there is no fear that it would take centre stage amongst other perfumes etc. Jasmine absolute and Vetivert oils are contained in this powder which not only smell delicious, they have some remedial properties for the skin too.

      The powder glides over the skin easily and does not clog pores or clag up. It dries damp skin effectively and softens at the same time. It can be used anywhere on the body, from your head to your feet, and makes your skin feel silky smooth.

      EFFICIENCY:

      I have recently been using Lush's Aromaco solid deodorant, which is super efficient. I am not a very sweaty person, so use of this is restricted to very hot days or to assist in drying after a bath. I have noticed that the powder works as any powder would, no more and no less. The scent is pretty but not overly floral, and is gentle in that it will not be too pungent throughout the day. A little of this goes a long way but it would have to at the price that I paid. After the initial flowery jasmine burst, I have found that this powder settles into a gentle and musky sweetness on my skin. The scent lasts a reasonable amount of time too.

      The container that it comes in is efficient too, containing the flip top lid with the small hole inside. If you require more powder then the top just unscrews. I usually just unscrew the lid, chuck some onto my palms and apply it under my arms and boobs....if you are well endowed in the boob department like me, then it is important to keep the skin underneath dry to avoid rashes or itching in the hot weather. I do not have this problem but I do like a dry and silky soft pair of boobs...

      The powder is very user friendly and would suit most tastes in terms of fragrance, in that it is not over the top. My only criticism is the price, because this could be made in a large bowl at home for the same price, and ten times the quantity. If you cannot be bothered to faff around with oils and corn starch, then this ready made powder is good enough for most. I just resent paying so much money for such a tiny bottle, and for what is effectively a type of corn flour...

      Silky Underwear is Vegan and not tested on animals.

      TO REPLICATE:

      Seeing as this is lovely yet hideously over priced, you can make your own powder for a fraction of the cost. You can use Corn flour, Arrowroot powder or Tapioca Starch as a base as these all have the same natural qualities as talcum powder. Kaolin powder works well, as does rice or oat flour. For the simplest recipe I use cornflour with a 1/3 kaolin clay powder.

      To add scent, you can use two methods. The first you can lightly spray the essential oils ( in the case of "Silky underwear" you would use Jasmine Absolute and Vetivert), on to the mixed powder and then mix it up to prevent clumping. Repeat as necessary and store in a dry jar. My favoured method is the easiest and that involves a large cotton wool ball or similar, which I use to pour the neat oils on to. I then place this deep into the powder (I use a kilner jar) where it will infuse the powder when sealed. I leave this cotton ball in place for a day or so, then stir the powder up to prevent clumping. I sometimes replace the cotton ball with new oils and repeat the process if I want more scent. This recipe will give you a ton of scented non-talc based dusting powder for a fraction of the price. If you want to replicate it further then you can grate and then food process/coffee grind some raw cocoa butter until finely ground, and then add to the powders. If you are a particularly sweaty stinker, you could add some Bicarbonate of Soda to absorb sweat and smell.... good for those with honky feet.


      INGREDIENTS:


      Quantitative Ingredients
      Cornstarch, Kaolin, Cocoa Butter, Magnesium Carbonate, Perfume, Jasmine Absolute, Vetivert Oil, *Cinnamyl Alcohol, *Benzyl Cinnamate, *Linalool

      *occurs naturally in essential oils

      PRICE AND AVAILABILITY:

      Silky Underwear is available at all Lush stores and from their website, and is priced at £ 4 for a 60g bottle.

      SUMMARY:

      Nice but way over priced....

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        13.03.2013 10:10
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        A sensual talc

        Talcum powder has that connotation for being for the elderly and babies. I am not saying that it is but that is always what I think when I think talc. The dusting powders from Lush are basically talc but the name makes them sound much younger and more trendy.

        The silky knickers dusting powder is the first one that Lush ever did and it is still a best seller today because it is so nice. I personally prefer the Lustre one but that is just a personal preference and this is one that I also enjoy but just not on as such a regular basis as the Lustre one.

        The main attraction of this for me is the fragrance which is Jasmine. Jasmine is a scent that I love as I find it so sensual and fragrant and this has a really nice concentration of Jasmine fragrance in it. It is subtle enough so that it isn't overpowering but strong enough that I can smell it on myself still hours after applying it.

        The dusting powder itself is also really nice and leaves my skin feeling amazing. It leaves my skin feeling silky smooth and soft to the touch and it leaves a satiny finish to my skin that I wish I could replicate naturally as it is so nice to feel it.

        They call this silky knickers because Lush say it is the only thing that you need to wear. While I don't necessarily agree with that I do think this is quite a sexy feeling powder and although I am single I could see me using this to get in the mood when I finally decide to date again.

        I use it at night after my shower or bath to cool and dry my skin and to really just enjoy the feeling of the powder on my skin and to enjoy the fragrance of it. I also like to sprinkle some in between my sheets on hot nights to stop me sweating so much.

        This is a lovely and sensual dusting powder that is gorgeously fragranced and really makes skin super soft and smooth.

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        18.09.2012 22:38
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        A gorgeous moisturising body powder

        Lush Silky Underwear

        Here I am again in my favourite Lush shop and looking for something to take on holiday to help when I am hot and sweaty.This is a product that I bought when we were heading for Laos and Borneo as I hate it when I get sweaty between my thighs. Sadly I am not lucky enough to have long slender legs so my thighs so tend to rub together and get a bit sweaty when we are in hot climes. I also find that under my bra gets a bit hot and sweaty so again this did the job of absorbing sweat and leaving me feeling less sticky.
        This is a powder but without the carcinogenic qualities of talc.
        PRICE AND PACKAGING

        This comes in a small plastic recyclable bottle, the same size as the small shower gels and with the same flip top lid. You get 60g of the powder for $4.00 so it is far from being the cheapest dusting powder you can buy but in my view it is worth paying for as it is so wonderfully silky and smells divine.

        WHAT LUSH SAY

        "Your body needs nothing more
        Gives skin a silky feel and a sexy jasmine fragrance.
        Lush's iconic first ever dusting powder that is still a best seller.
        Your body will be smooth to the touch and intoxicating to the mind.
        Whether you want to get dressed after this is up to you."

        They also tell a little of what inspired them to create the product too;

        "We wanted to give the ordinary talcum powder experience a make over - so we came up with a dusting powder that glides luxuriously onto the skin, before you slip between the sheets. It was so good, we decided it was all anyone needed to wear - which is how it got its name."

        WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

        Well it is a lovely delicate dusting powder and it absorbs any dampness making me feel silky soft and ready to dress myself. It is especially nice just after a shower or bath to leave me feeling dry and silky smooth when we are somewhere hot as my clothes don't stick to my damp body when dressing.

        The other benefit is the wonderful gentle jasmine aroma in the powder which is so sexy and also feminine.


        WHAT MAKES THIS SPECIAL?

        The powder is made up of corn starch from ground maize. It is highly absorbent, making it ideal for use in body powders to mop up moisture. Its lovely fine texture makes skin feel silky and smooth.

        Kaolin or China clay as it is often known is naturally occurring soft clay and is put in Lush's powders because it is great at absorbency.

        This also has cocoa butter in it and this is great because it is a natural emulsifier and great at softening the skin. It also helps to relieve itchy, dry skin which means that although the powder absorbs dampness it isn't drying on the skin at all.

        Magnesium carbonate is a solid, white mineral and is in this powder because it is as an anti-caking agent and a perfume carrier.

        The jasmine absolute and vetivert essential oil are both there for their perfume and lovely they are too.

        The end result is a silky soft natural powder with moisturizers and a wonderful scent. This is a lovely light powder which slides over my skin and leaving it feeling wonderfully silky and soft feeling. The smell is really gorgeous, a combination of two of my favourites jasmine and vetivert and the cocoa butter makes my skin feel silky soft and stops it feeling dry and itchy.

        It is also very nice on your feet if you have spent a day on your feet. Give them a wash in cool water them rub some of this on them and put your feet up. They feel soft , refreshed and almost like new.

        OTHER GOOD POINTS
        Being a Lush product this is completely animal friendly and no part of it has been tested on animals.
        There are no animal products in this either so it is Vegan friendly.
        You only need a small amount to get a result

        NOT SO GREAT
        The bottle isn't ideal as it has but one hole in the lid so you don't get a gentle sprinkle, more of a gush if you squeeze or blobs is you shake.

        The bottle is pretty ordinary but that goes with Lush's aims to concentrate on the product and not the packaging but the nozzle could be better.

        SUMMARY

        This is a lovely moisturizing yet absorbent body powder with a fabulous gentle jasmine and vetivert scent. My bottle has travelled to Asia and the USA and I have about an inch left at the bottom of my bottle. This is one I will be replacing but possibly not until our next holiday to somewhere hot as I use it less when the weather is cold.

        Thanks for reading. This review may be posted on other sites under my same username.
        ©Catsholiday

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          15.04.2012 13:11
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          A wonderful dusting powder suitable for little bodies as well as larger bodies.

          Why did I buy this product?

          My son has quite nasty Eczema which is exacerbated by dampness and can be aggravated by even the fluffiest of towels after bathing in his usual Oilatum. Fortunately I was in Lush purchasing his usual Dream Cream when I happened to chance upon this product which was discreetly hidden on a shelf in a rather unusual shampoo bottle. The sales assistant informed me that the product was a great alternative to Talcum powder and after reading the contents and smelling the powder I was won over. The powder contains NO talc which is currently in the 'potential carcinogen' category so I am not in favor of using this especially as it has also been linked to potential respiratory issues as well as widespread tumour formation after prolongued inhalation in laboratory animals.

          How much and what did I get?

          The dusting powder set me back £4.00 for 60grams which is contained within a small shampoo bottle, which is actually very practical and dispenses the product in a easily controlled manner without creating the clouds of powder that I remember as a child with the more traditional sprinkle packaging. The powder is very light and smells of a lovely warm vanilla with a mild jasmin/vetivert scent which isn't overpowering and reminds me of the 'Fairy Jasmin' bath bomb that lush used to sell which left you covered in a ridiculous amount of glitter which wouldn't come off you or the bath for weeks.

          So what was the dusting powder like to use?

          So after a bath my son tends to wriggle like a loonatic wanting to run away as naked as the day he was born and hates being dried due to the sensitivity of his skin. This powder has really made a difference with regards to this problem as I use his Dream Cream initially and then sprinkle this on his skin which he loves as it effectively dries his damp patches especially at the skin folds/creases which can get inflammed easily if not dried throughly. Another lovely thing about this powder is that it contains slithers of cocoa butter which melt and add a light coat of moisture preventing the skin from being dry.

          I too have used this powder over the past month of it's use after having showers and found it to be a great moisturiser and blotter of excess moisture which is really strange to imagine. The beautiful smell lingers on the skin for the day but isn't overpowering and is lovely when used on bed-linen as was recommended by the sales assistant.

          Would I recommend this powder?

          Definently, especially for little ones with sensitive skin as my son has incredibly reactive skin which has been controlled really well by using the combination of Dream cream, Silky Underwear Dusting Powder, Weleda Calendula Body/Hair wash and Oilatum bath oil. As for the cost well £4.00 isn't much for a product that lasts ages as very little is actually needed and the packaging prevents wastage and is great for travelling with.

          Ingredients (Copied and pasted from lush website https://www.lush.co.uk/product/5821/Silky-Underwear-Dusting-Powder)
          Cornstarch, Kaolin, Cocoa Butter, Magnesium Carbonate, Perfume, Jasmine Absolute, Vetivert Oil, *Cinnamyl Alcohol, *Benzyl Cinnamate, *Linalool

          *occurs naturally in essential oils

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            17.06.2011 14:44
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            a great powder.

            Its been a while since i have done a Lush review therefore i decided to review another new product that I have recently tried.

            In my recent Lush haul I decided to purchase 'Silky underwear' which is described as a dusting powder. I bought this as I like to use their massage bars to make my skin soft etc and although they are really nice, they do make my skin feel a bit greasy afterwards so I bought this to dust on top to stop this, and also to smell nice :)


            The look of this product doesn't look like the photo above anymore, it is (like all Lush products now) held in a black container of a cylindrical shape, its about 4 inches tall, and looks similar to the dusting powders you can purchase from Avon.
            As with all product, it has the sticker on it to say who it was made by, when and when it should be used by, along with a cartoon picture of what the person who made it looks like, I always think that this is a nice quirky feature :)
            On the front of the product, it has the green, yellow and white standard Lush logo and says 'silky underwear' in pretty big white writing on the front in the font that Lush always use. It then says a little about the product at the bottom, cheekily, of course.

            The main reason i bought this dusting powder as opposed to any others was because of its scent. Lush describe it as a Jasmine scent with cocoa butter and this is a good description. I am a sucker for anything with cocoa in it at the moment as I love the smell and it really makes my skin soft, my boyfriend always comments on how soft I am etc. In fact, I do believe that I have converted him to Lush hehe.


            To use, all that you need to do is move the lid round on the top, just as you would with any other powders, until the little holes are over where the product comes out. Then all you do is shake it a little upside down until the required amount has been dispensed. To close, reverse the process. I always shake it again anyway when I have shut it, to let the excess fall of the top and to also ensure that it is shut, just incase I drop it, or knock it off and waste some product.

            This product cost me £6.45 in the Lush store and will be available in them all, subject to being in stock. Also, if you do not have a lush store near you, you can order online at www.lush.co.uk, although i do believe they charge for delivery.

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              05.06.2011 19:27
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              The only dusting powder I've found that you can use happily in your 20s and 30s!

              I've been using this product for a while now ever since my husband complained about the scent of baby powder on me! I liked the effect of the baby powder in helping my skin to dry after bathing and leaving it lovely and soft, but I agreed with him on the scent - it's not great on a grown woman!

              I thought I wouldn't be able to find an alternative as all other powders I have seen are of the lavender and royal jelly scent group, and are more suited to a lady in her later years... i thought baby was a more acceptable smell out of the two!

              I found this while topping up on my usual bath bombs at Lush and was initially attracted by the cocoa butter as an ingredient as I have had a long love of cocoa butter. The description on the packaging also appealed to me - 'the original skin smoothing jasmine scented body powder ... use it all over to help your undies slide on (and off) ever so easily' what I liked about this was the sense of humour and the feeling that this product could be seductive as well as practical.

              Shaking the powder from the pot, it disappears easily into your skin, and as long as you rub it in well, leaves no residue. I wouldn't attempt to pick up or put on anything black straight after using it however! Best to brush your hands off on a towel first.

              The thing I really loved about this product is that thanks to the cocoa butter, it feels smooth and slightly moisturising. It doesn't dry your skin out, but it still absorbs moisture, makes it feel soft and sinks in pretty well. I'm on my second pot in 6 months and use it at least 4 times a week, so it's also good value as lasts a long time.

              The only thing I would love Lush to add as an improvement would be to start offering their dusting powders with a dusting puff and pot. Then it really would be my favourite Lush product!

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                27.05.2011 21:21
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                A sweet smelling dusting powder that serves a variety of purposes.

                The Silky Underwear Dusting Powder by Lush is unusual by name and unusual by nature. Dusting powders have been used for over four centuries but have always mainly belonged in the territory of either the very old, the very young or the aristocrats and has remained a no go zone for everyone in the middle.

                Lush is determined to rectify that situation however by making this sweet and versatile product something that all of us modern day ladies go reaching for in order to solve a whole host of beauty dilemmas.

                What is the purpose of a dusting powder?
                There are several different but equally fabulous purposes that this delectable dusting powder serves. It is almost like a modern day talcum powder and can be used to keep the whole body dry and comfortable throughout the day. When you don't have time to wash your hair, it can be sprinkled into the roots and voila, your hair looks as good as new again.

                Plus if you're in a hurry to get dressed and rush out of the house, then it can be sprinkled onto a damp body to speed up the drying process and enables your clothes to slide on smoothly. It can be sprinkled into your shoes to absorb sweat and prevent them from smelling bad or sprinkled into your bed sheets to send you off into deliciously sweet dreams.

                As the product contains Cocoa Butter and Jasmine, it will also makes your skin smell good enough to eat and leaves your entire body as smooth as silk. Whatever you chose to use the product for, a simple sprinkle of this powder onto the chosen area, whether it be your hair, body, sheets or shoes will be enough to get this little treat working.

                How does it work?
                The product contains corn starch because is fantastic at absorbing moisture. Throughout the day, the substance helps to absorb the body's perspiration and leaves you with a fresh, dry and comfortable feeling. It is also soothing on the skin and leaves it feeling silky soft.

                It also contains Kaolin Clay Powder for much the same purpose because of its ability to absorb and hold on to moisture. It helps to even out the oil produced by the skin, improves the circulation of the blood and detoxifying the skin while toning it at the same time.

                While we don't want the sort of yucky moisture that perspiration leaves us with, our skin still needs to be hydrated. Grated Cocoa butter is added in order to provide the skin with an essential moisture that leaves it feels deliciously soft and smelling delicious.

                The powder is fragranced with the scent of sweet Jasmine which gives the product a romantic and exotic presence. It is also enhanced with the relaxing aroma of Vertivert Oil.

                Packaging and Price
                The product is encased with a black cylindrical tube. Just like the old fashioned talcum powder packaging, it has a dial to twist on the top of the product with little holes underneath for you to control how much powder comes out. Silky Underwear is written on the front in white writing.

                The product will cost you around £6 for 100 grams of this versatile powder. It can be bought from your local Lush store or from its online website. If you find that you like this product then you may also like to try Vanilla Puff which I also have and love or Bare Naked Ladies which I've yet to try.

                My thoughts
                The scent of this product is absolutely gorgeous and I've yet to meet anyone that doesn't like it. It's sweet and present but not in an overpowering way. It will seem more like your own scent than an actual perfume to those around you, and the lovely smell will follow you around for most of the day.

                This product does somehow manage to absorb perspiration while at the same time moisturising the skin. It never leaves any greasy residue in its path and really lets you keep that clean feeling all day long. It's fantastic for when you're on holiday too and getting ready for an evening out where you start sweating as soon as you step out of the shower. This powder will make you look fresh and clean and keep you that way.

                It works amazingly as a dry shampoo. I turn my head upside down and sprinkle some into the roots of my hair and it absorbs all the grease and makes it look fresh again. Yes, I know that if my hair looks greasy then I should wash it but we don't live in a perfect world and sometimes I just run out of time. I love using it in my shoes as it keeps them smelling fresh and it even pairs up with my anti perspirant deodorant to keep me extra dry.

                It can be quite messy to use, especially when you first start using it as it can be quite difficult to control the amount of powder that comes out. It can get on the floor which is a pain if you have carpet and it can leave white marks on darker clothes. If you're careful though this won't happen and it will also mean that you don't waste any of this lovely stuff.

                All in all, this is a fantastically versatile product that can be used in so many ways. It smells absolutely divine and will leave you feeling fresh and clean all day. The fact that this procduct has been made using natural ingredients makes it all the more special. Just make sure you practise on your bathroom tiles before using it anywhere near you new black dress or your lovely carpet. But practise makes perfect and I can safely say that this product is well worth buying.

                Ingredients
                Cornstarch (Zea mays), Kaolin, Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Magnesium Carbonate, Perfume, Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum), Vetivert Oil (Vetiveria zizanoides), *Cinnamyl Alcohol, *Benzyl Cinnamate, *Linalool. *

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                  18.08.2010 18:46
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                  Great multi-use product.

                  I. LOVE. THIS. PRODUCT. Lush market this just as a dusting powder, used for a nice scent and to slightly moisturise your skin after a bath or shower. This product has a gorgeous, clean scent which is natural but not too natural or 'hippy-like' so it is actually a great dusting powder if you want a different smell to the standard Baby Powder smell. It also leaves your skin feeling lovely and soft. This product also has many other uses than it's advertised for. I take this camping with me to use as a dry shampoo, simply dusting on to my roots, leaving it 5 minutes and then brushing it out, it works as well as any product which is actually marketed to be a dry shampoo and it leaves a lovely smell in your hair as well. I also take it to the beach to use like a talcum powder if you dust it lightly on your feet and then brush off it will get all of the sand off your feet whilst also making them smell delish, well, as delish as feet could smell.
                  Being a lush product this is quite expensive and if it were just to be used as a nice smelling dusting powder I probably wouldn't find it good value for money, however all the extra uses I've found for it make it a product which is really worth buying. I've had mine for about a year and haven't finished it yet, because its such a quality product you don't have to use a lot. Another good reason to buy it is purely because it's from Lush, they have such a good ethic to do with the environment and natural products that they're really worth the bit extra that you pay for them

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                    18.06.2010 14:21
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                    A great pot of dusting powder

                    When I was a lot younger I had a real issue with feeling clammy say after a shower/ bath or just during the warmer months. As a solution my mum would put a light sprinkling of talc in my socks and the horrible clamming feet problem would instantly disappear. As I have got older I stopped using talc and managed! However, in my late teens I discovered Lush's range of talc powers and as I was sitting in quite a humid office I thought I could get a grown up version on talc and use it to stop feeling so clammy!

                    Lush have quite a substantial range of body powders, most of which I have tried but my favourite has always been Silky Underwear.
                    Silky Underwear used to be housed in an 80g bright red pot with bold, black writing. Now it comes in a 100g pot which is now black with white writing. Only difference is that the price has now gone up for a larger pot!

                    The theory behind Silky Underwear is, it has a cornstarch based powder which keeps you feeling fresh and no longer clammy together with small grains of cocoa butter which nourish and soothe the skin. Because my skin is naturally quite dry before I apply Silky Underwear I use a very light moisturiser (ideal for summer months) and then apply the powder as it keeps my skin thoroughly moisturised all day. However, if you have normal skin using the extra moisturiser won't be of much benefit.

                    Silky Underwear is an incredibly light, fine white powder which has the incredible fragrance of jasmine which is sweet and floral. Some companies use a synthetic fragrance to replicate jasmine and this can lead to an overpowering fragrance but no so in Silky Underwear's case. It is joined by vetivert which gives a slight woody fragrance making it quite a well rounded fragrance.

                    One of my concerns when using Silky Underwear is whether it leaves a white dust like substance on your skin. I have found though that if you use it after your shower you have to be thoroughly dry as if your still damp the kaolin leaves a cakey effect on your skin giving you not so attractive white streaks. Best way of using Silky Underwear is to be completely dry and apply with a powder buff or very large blusher brush as you get an even coating.

                    My only annoyance with Silky Underwear is with the tiny bits of cocoa butter as if your not careful they will end up all over the floor and not absorbed into your skin, so you do have to keep an eye on them! However, once they are on the skin they are instantly absorbed with no trouble at all and they don't leave a greasy finish. Maybe Lush should of omitted these in their recipe as it isn't very practical having something so solid in a fine powder.

                    The pot Silky Underwear comes in can also be a bit temperamental! If your careful you won't have any problems and you should really use it over the sink. However, if you're a bit heavy handed you will find that you will end up with the powder everywhere because the pot can be slightly leaky, so do be careful before you see all the gorgeously perfumed powder going down the plug hole!

                    So does it actually work? Well yes it does! Throughout the day I don't feel clammy or have any stickiness whatsoever. Unfortunately my office is incredibly warm all year round so I tend to use the powder everyday (less in the winter) and it never fails to work. Once you get past the minor faults of Silky Underwear you will find that it's a great dusting powder which leaves you not just feeling constantly fresh but also moisturised. Added bonus is that because jasmine is quite a strong scent this remains with you all day, so be careful what perfume you use!

                    What Lush say:-
                    Smooth, sensual jasmine powder with tiny helpings of moisturising cocoa butter. Centuries ago, when baths were considered unhealthy and showers were something you got caught in, scented powders were used by the aristocracy to perfume their bodies and hair. We'd like to honour that tradition with the sexy scents of jasmine and vetivert stirred into smooth powders, with a generous smattering of cocoa butter. Use it after bathing and you'll make more friends that way.

                    Ingredients:-

                    Cornstarch (Zea mays), Kaolin, Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Magnesium Carbonate, Perfume, Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum), Vetivert Oil (Vetiveria zizanoides), *Cinnamyl Alcohol, *Benzyl Cinnamate, *Linalool}

                    Price:-

                    £6.10 - 100g pot.

                    Overall, I love this product. Yes it is slightly expensive but it lasts a good while so you won't be using a lot at every application and there is never any need to reapply so you only need to use it once a day.

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                      02.05.2010 19:16
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                      Smell just like the lush shops! A good product!

                      Silky Underwear Dusting Powder

                      I have just been on a mission to the trafford centre and I have raided lush as I have not tried lush until today and I am hooked! I have only had this product about 4 hours and Im loving it! I bought this also with the eau Roma water and angels on bare skin cleanser.

                      I used the johnsons baby powder before finding this product and the johnsons ones is really nice but this is so much better! It smells so nice, I can't stop smelling my arms! It is a jasmine scented body powder which also has cocoa butter to make your skin even softer.

                      I have the 100g one and I can tell you now that it will be gone by the end of the month. Not only because it smells so nice but also because it can be prone to the powder some how getting out, even though the holes are close but never the less I love it!

                      I makes my skin, firstly smell amazing, it also makes my skin oh so amazingly soft and smooth! It is just so great I am so going to use it every day. I put some of this on my arm about three hours ago and I can still smell it! It actually smells like the lush shop!

                      Conclusions

                      *Smells so amazing!
                      *nice simple packaging design but the powder seems to come out even though the holes are closed
                      *Makes my skin so soft, smooth and hydrated
                      *Natural ingredients
                      *Scent lasts ages
                      *it was about £6.50 for the 100g from the lush shop but you can also buy it from:

                      www.lush.co.uk

                      *Update*
                      Still using this and it is really great! I use it main to put on my bed sheets to make them smell so nice but also to make my skin smell nice and to moisturise it while I sleep as it also has little cocoa butter pieces in! A great product from lush I would really recommend this product! It would also be great for freshening up at festivals or camping too - but it is a little bit messy!

                      Thank you for reading my review

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                      02.04.2010 21:16
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                      A scented dusting powder which absorbs well and leaves skin soft.

                      Never owning a dusting powder before aside from the standard talcum powder, I wasn't quite sure what the point in this was. The description on the LUSH website didn't convince me either, 'Centuries ago, when baths were considered unhealthy and showers were something you got caught in, scented powders were used by the aristocracy to perfume their bodies and hair... Use it after bathing and you'll make more friends that way.' Well thankfully, I bath and shower now and use soap when I do so why do I need this? Then I read the reviews and they seemed much more convincing - most of the reviews I read mentioned Silky Underwear leaving their skin beautifully soft. So, I put my trust in the reviewers and ordered it online with a bulk LUSH order (as there was a special offer at the time). I wouldn't buy it online again, the lid isn't secure and a lot of it spilled.

                      The dusting powder comes in a 4inch tub with a sifter. For £6.10 LUSH have been quite been quite generous (for them) with the amount here - 100g fills right to the top. The sifter slides open and makes it easy to use but there is a big gap which allows lots of the powder to spill and therefore mess and wasted product - so I've knocked one star off for the terrible packaging. I usually even use this with the sifter closed and I still get enough powder out. The sifter holes are quite large, so a lot of product falls out in one area which makes it harder to cover large areas of your body.
                      I can't lie though; it feels luxurious and even quite sexy when dusting this all over your body. This is so far away from using granny talcum powder at swimming club as a kid. It melts into your skin quickly and leaves your skin feeling as soft as the powder. I kind of wish my boyfriend would notice it more though.

                      Silky Legs is great at absorbing. If I have used a thick body butter after my shower (I usually use the ones from Body Shop) and if they are taking ages to sink in or leave a greasy film, I gently dust this over my skin and it absorbs the residue. You can't do this too soon or your moisturiser will become flaky, if you do it too quickly try not to rub it in, just let it sit on your skin. This is my favourite way to use it. I'm sure this will work great in the summer for areas of the body that sweat - I just haven't had this long enough to try. I wouldn't use it in replacement of deodorant of course, but for those areas other than armpits.

                      The smell is gorgeous - I was expecting not like this as I'm not a fan of musk or Jasmine, but the scent is addictive, and lightly fragrances my skin. It smells a little spicy with a hint of vanilla and cocoa which makes it very sexy. Unfortunately the smell doesn't have the greatest staying power and usually fades after a few hours unless you stick your nose against your skin.
                      It had no effect on the overall appearance of my skin, not that it claims too and I don't think that is the point of this product.

                      Like I said - I've only tried talcum powder, but this is different in that it is talc-free (more info on why talc is unsafe is on the talc Wikipedia page), contains cocoa butter for its moisturising properties and smells gorgeous. It won't moisturise better than a body butter, but for a powder you would expect it to do the opposite.

                      Ingredients are linalool, cornstarch, karolin, magnesium carbonate, Jasmine absolute, velvet oil. It comes in one size only of 100g for £6.10 at LUSH stores and LUSH online. It's also vegan friendly.
                      I love this product and will continue to repurchase again and again - and hopefully LUSH will redevelop their packaging soon.

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                      07.03.2010 17:09
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                      Brilliant product, smells gorgeous and lasts ages ... try it!

                      I suffer from eczema on my arms and legs and have always struggled to find a cream, lotion or anything that will suit my skin. I first tried this product 12 months ago when a sales assistant in my local Lush recommended it to me. I used it when I got home and have used no other product since.

                      This talc keeps my skin soft and fragrant all year long. It is perfect for using in warmer weather (I sprinkle some in my socks to keep my feet smelling sweet!) and because there are small particles of cocoa butter in the talc, it works wonders in the colder months too, moisturising my skin rather than drying it out.

                      I use this talc after my morning shower as well as when I go to bed. My skin feels so incredibly soft in the morning and the scent is light and sweet and lingers on my skin all day. The smell is not overpowering, and doesn't 'stick' on your clothes after wearing them like some strong perfumes do.

                      This product would be perfect for people on-the-go - for using after the gym, after walking to work or just for a quick 'freshen up' during the day.

                      The talc is supplied in a black cardboard tube and holds 100g. The size and shape make it perfect for popping in your handbag. You can easily close the lid when not in use, lid, so you can carry it around without the fear of coating the contents of your bag!

                      I apply the talc by sprinkling some in my hands and rubbing in - it can be a bit messy this way, which would be my only downside to this product. Standing in a bath when applying seems to work best.

                      A tip - only apply to dry skin, the talc can thicken and clog up otherwise..

                      One tub lasts me about 3 months, and considering I use it twice daily I would say this is excellent value for money. A 100g tub currently costs £6.10.

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                      Not just for grannies!

                      For some people the thought of talc conjures up images of little old ladies, slippers, hand knitted cardigans and lace doilies with ornaments on, so wasnt sure what to make of Lush's dusting powder. I had been intrigued by the tubs whilst in the store one day and once I took a sniff of Silky Underwear knew I had to have it. It features one of my most favourite scents, jasmine.

                      The product comes in a black cardboard tube, plastic lid, which turns to use product (so far tradional talc images) and cost £5.86 for 100g.

                      What is different about this product over your tradional talc is the inclusion a tiny bits of cocoa butter, which soften the skin. I love this product after a shower (particularly goes well with Skinny Dip Butter Cream or Flying Fox shower gel), and dust generously, gently smoothing over the skin to delicately perfume it leave it wonderfully soft.

                      As with most talcs, it can be messy on your carpet, but even with the cocoa butter cleans up easily, as I say its not huge chunks, just tiny particals.

                      At first I thought £5.86 was rather pricey for not a large tub, but it did last for about 3 months and I was using it regularly. I have since purchased another tub, as don't want to be without it, and think it would be an excellent item to take on holiday with me to keep my perfumed, moisutirised and cool

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                        21.09.2008 21:13
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                        Use a moisturiser first!!!

                        This was the first dusting powder I bought, I don't use talcum powder at all because it makes my skin too dry, it really feels awful and then I have to drench myself in baby oil so I can stop cringing every time I move!

                        I thought I would try this as it has tiny slivers of cocoa butter in it so it will moisturise the skin.

                        When I opened the tub I could smell vanilla and jasmine but it was a very soft subtle smell, really nice and sweet but not overpowering.

                        I made sure I was totally dry before applying this as I wanted it to go on smoothly and not clog. I decided to apply it using a big puff - the Benefit kitty one.

                        It does feel very soft and smooth on the skin and it went on well and absorbed quickly. At first I felt fine but I then felt my skin starting to dry out and feel very tight so I had to slather myself in moisturiser - not good!

                        I have since learnt that if I want to use dusting powder I must moisturise first then apply this later and it feels great and leaves my skin smooth and subtly fragranced.

                        I wouldn't buy this powder again though as I much prefer candy fluff but this is great for those who have an aversion to glitter.

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